Today weather anchor Al Roker made an emotional return to the morning show Friday, telling his tearful co-hosts, “My heart is just bursting. I’m just so thrilled to see all of you and all of the crew. Right now I’m just running on adrenaline.”
NBC’s Today show announced that weatherman Al Roker will be returning to the program on Friday, Jan. 6. Roker, 68, was hospitalized in November with blood clots in this legs and lungs. He missed covering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in more than 25 years.
Al Roker Says He Feels Strong But Recovery Has ‘Been A Tough Slog’ After Hospitalization Due To Blood Clots
The Today show anchor appeared briefly on the show Monday to give an update on his health after spending four weeks in the hospital.
Roker has been hospitalized twice because of blood clots in his lungs and legs. The second time came just a day after he was originally discharged.
Al Roker Misses Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Marking His Second Holiday Event Absence
Roker, the 68-year-old Today stalwart, briefly made it out of the hospital for Thanksgiving with his family, but had to quickly return via ambulance when something went wrong. He’s suffering from blood clots in his leg and lungs. It was the first time in 27 years he didn’t appear at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and he is still in the hospital, making it impossible to appear at live events.
Today Show weatherman and host Al Roker revealed to fans that he was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs and leg last week, which is why he missed the past few days of Today broadcasts. The beloved TV personality shared the news on Instagram Friday morning.
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The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced today that the hosts for this year’s BFOA Golden Mike Award dinner and ceremony will be husband and wife broadcasters Al Roker, weather and feature anchor for Today and co-host of show’s third hour, and Deborah Roberts, award-winning ABC News senior national affairs correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and World News Tonight with David Muir. The 2022 BFOA Golden Mike Award returns […]
Al Roker Has A Message For ‘Young Punks’ Tweeting About His Hurricane Coverage: ‘I Will Drop Them Like A Bag Of Dirt!’
Al Roker returned to the Today show on Monday morning, two weeks after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. “I’m back! I’m so excited to see all of you,” the 66-year-old meteorologist wrote on Instagram.
Al Roker is recovering at home after having prostate cancer surgery, he tweeted Thursday. “See you all soon,” said Roker, whose surgery took place at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York.
Al Roker of NBC’s Today said today that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”
Today’s Al Roker and Craig Melvin are taking time off after a colleague on the third hour of the show contracted coronavirus. Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced the news on Monday morning — while practicing social distancing themselves and sitting apart. The stars said Roker and Melvin will be off the air for just a day as a precaution.
Roker Media in New York City bills itself as the “first live streaming network” that “lives at the intersection of brands, influencers and audiences.” It produces live programming as well as a slate of shows that appear on different platforms, which are produced relatively inexpensively. Chairman Al Roker (yes, that Al roker) and co-founder Ronald Pruett Jr. talk about what they’re doing and why.
Move over, Upfronts and NewFronts: Al Roker wants to make room for one more pitch stage for live video. His Roker Media wants to provide a content showcase for producers on Facebook Live, Periscope and other platforms, and it’s doing so in an event scheduled for October in New York.
Al Roker has launched Roker Media, a live streaming content and ad network, with a view to having a early-mover advantage in the space. His partner is Ronald C. Pruett Jr. (of As Seen on TV provenance), and they’re focusing on personality-driven programming and signing on social influencers, along with monetizing via product placements and show sponsorships instead of pre-roll.
The Today show personality, a year after completing a marathon 34-hour weather forecast, plans to give reports from all 50 states within a week starting Friday. If successful, he’ll try to have it certified as a Guinness World Record, not that anyone has done it before him.
NEW YORK (AP) — After The Weather Channel canceled his morning show, Al Roker is coming back on a much smaller screen. He’s the headliner for “The Lift,” a digital offering that could have intriguing implications for television programs. It will launch on Oct. 15, available on the network’s free mobile app on weekdays between […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker’s new book, “The Storm of the Century,” reads like a blockbuster movie script, but the “Today” show weatherman said the drama, heartache and strife of the Great Hurricane of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas, is all too real. “This is still the greatest natural disaster to hit the United […]
The NBC weathercaster had his 34-hour marathon certified by Guinness World Records as the longest continuous live weather broadcast. He beat a 33-hour record set in September by Norwegian TV personality Eli Kari Gjengedal. The “Rokerthon” also raised some $70,000 for the USO.
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. De Blasio presented Roker with a mayoral proclamation featuring a photograph of the home where Roker grew […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Today” show says Al Roker and Matt Lauer have jokingly bantered about throwing someone “under the bus” at least 27 times over the past two years. Why does that matter? Because the most recent time Roker said it, on Thursday, it was widely interpreted as a dig against his own […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A quip by Al Roker may have hit too close to home for NBC’s “Today” show team. Roker, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall were wrapping up an interview with members of the U.S. women’s rowing team on “Today” Thursday, when the tradition of a winning team throwing their coxswain […]